Dylan Hartley's citing incident against Ireland

England hooker Dylan Hartley has been handed an eight week ban for biting the finger of Ireland flanker Stephen Ferris during the Six Nations match at Twickenham.

Hartley will not be able to play until 14 May, meaning he is free to take part in England's June tour to South Africa if selected.

Ferris drew attention to the incident during the first half of the game, but referee Nigel Owens said he did not see anything himself.

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